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RichO

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About RichO

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  • Birthday 03/07/1956

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    Olympia, Wa, the evergreener state USA
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    Art, Video games, Models

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  1. Hey All, This is about as much as I'm going to do on this build. However you know that everybody that builds a Dio base is never really done. I'll just keep adding junk to this until the Maz is really junk. That's it guys! I'm off to other builds, later all, Rich
  2. Big As MAZ

    Hey All, I finally finished this big Russian "Betty". The build is done. Thanks a lot everyone for tagging along with me on this build. I learned a lot for the next build, and will be attempting things untried by me before. I'll be ready for AFW, in a bit, while I finish the Dio display base. Thanks All, Rich.......
  3. Big As MAZ

    Hey Guys, These are the final photos of the 100% complete, Winch cover... I have a couple of small items left to build, a day or so for these. I'll be back with the final portrait shots...Thanks All....
  4. Big As MAZ

    Hey All, The engine covers are now finished 100%. I'll be back with more finish work in a bit.....
  5. Big As MAZ

    Hey Everyone, This is it guys. The last week of this build. I have started at the front of the truck and will be working my to the back bumper. All the little details that I'm sure would have ended up on the floor, are being added to finish this up. I will show each section over this week and then the final portrait shots before RFI. First up is the Cab. Final photos........ The Cab is now 100% finished. I removed the cab to make the install easier. I'll be moving back to the engine covers next. Thanks All.........
  6. Big As MAZ

    Hey Doc, So is that island you live on called "Tighnahullis"? I see how things could take a bit to get to you. LOL
  7. Big As MAZ

    So my supplies finally showed. I will be wrapping this build up shortly and then off to Armour Finished section. I'll be back shortly.
  8. Big As MAZ

    It's called "Snail Mail " for a reason!
  9. Big As MAZ

    Hey All, So I suppose that everyone is wondering what the heck has happened with this build. After two years of build time, I ran out of all my building materials at the same time, with just a week left to build. I have ordered enough new supplies to finish this build and enough for the next scratch project, and all the material to finish the small DIO for this build. That was three week ago and I still don't have my order. I did U.S. Mail tracking and my order has been stuck in the same post office for over a week now. I just can't do anything until my supplies arrive. I'll be back when my supplies arrive. Thanks All, Rich
  10. Big As MAZ

    Hey Guys, Another quick report before things get real busy again with this build. The side mirrors... Temp mounted to the cab... I still have to apply the mirror side here, but I think I'll make the mirrors missing or broken...later on that. The only other thing to report on is that I'm starting to mess around with the final display for RFI... I'm starting the small Dio base for this at the same time I'm adding the fragile stuff. Be back later all............
  11. Big As MAZ

    Hey Guys, Just a quick report for today. I have bolted down the cab permanently to the frame. Now all I have left to build is, all the little stuff around the edges, that I would have knocked off and broken during handling. Mirrors, running lights, antennas...ect. and all the small accoutrements that go with a big truck. Be back in a bit.............
  12. Big As MAZ

    Hey Doc, I have enough modeling experience to know that each build has something that's not quite right. I usually just build along until I find it. I have not gotten so far along before, when things started to head south tho. I only have a few more items to work on, and then this beast is finished. I like the "cloud of fumes" idea! Maybe a photo of a junk yard behind it. I'll work something up. Thanks Also, I didn't do a darn thing different to post this time. Same as always. I hate computers, I think our alien overlords designed them to bring down our society. All will be finalized and the build will be finished, shortly. Thanks, Rich
  13. Big As MAZ

    Hey All, It's been awhile since my last report. I ran into a bit of a nightmare with installing the windows and had a heck of a time trying to get things under control. I shot myself in the foot so bad, I had thoughts of abandoning this build! The windows should have been installed while I was building the cab interior and installed before I attached the outside skin, before the roof went on. I had an easy enough time with installing the window seals, but when it came time to installing the glass, I just about through the whole thing in the trash. What happened... I just had no room to install the glass. You know the drill. One broken item leads to another and another and another... A week and a half later, and I have managed to get the glass installed, but just. I'm afraid that if I breath on this thing to hard it will fall apart. The rest of the interior has been put back together. But Wait....that's not all. After all that, now the doors don't fit so well anymore. More to work on. However, at least the photos look like I had a good time. I used some clear plastic from some pastry container for the glass... I tried to get a shot with a good reflexsion... I really want to put a nice dirty mess on the windows, I just don't want them to fall out again. I'll work on it. Getting ready to close up the front of the frame, last looks... The new cab get bolted down for good in the morning... I have plenty more to do, be back later..........
  14. Big As MAZ

    Hey All, More to report. I finally got the cab exterior detailed and the cab back from the paint shop. It all looks as sloppy as the rest of the pain job. So everything's great. After I got the cab finished, I started with the corner lights, and then the grab handles and the tie downs... corner lights... grab handles... tie downs... back from the paint shop... The color match looks good... I'll be back with more cab details,(windows, lights, etc...) Thanx All............
  15. Big As MAZ

    Hey All, A couple of hours work, and the roof is on. The first sanding finished... Alright Boys, I have reached the biggest milestone to date. The MAZ truck is now finished! I have finely completed all of the major builds to complete this project. Of course I still have to finish all the little details and paint various items, but all are not the vehicle itself. just all the extraneous items to clean this up, and all is done. About another month of work left to do. I have a ton of clean up on the cab before I send it to the paint shop. I'll be back after the paint job. Thanks for watching All........
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